You’ve seen this author here before. Please welcome Jenna Jaxon to my Medieval Monday blog. It’s week eight on our Nature theme and we hope you’ll enjoy her next snippet from her novel Time Enough To Love. I just love everything about this cover, don’t you? Happy reading, my lovelies, and enjoy!
Alyse, her eyes squeezed closed, shook her head.
His body suddenly went rigid as he asked, “Has the pestilence returned, Alyse?”
“No,” she whispered.
Geoffrey slumped, but he prodded again. “Do you know what is wrong, Alyse?”
A slow nod–oh, but she dreaded what she was about to say.
“Then you can tell me, sweetheart, for I beg pardon for what I said about Thomas, if that has distressed you. You are more important to me than anything else in the world, so you must let me know what is wrong.”
She struggled to sit up, despite the cold. Geoffrey helped her and immediately put his arms around her, trying to keep her warm, but she shrugged away and turned to face him, raised her hand to caress his cheek and said simply, “I believe I am with child, my lord.”
Time Enough To Love
By Jenna Jaxon
When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.
From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.
As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?
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